Copying from a floppy to an SD card?

drlegendre . drlegendre at
Mon Feb 22 19:55:31 CST 2016

Pardon this..

One thing I forgot to mention, is copy protection. As far as I'm aware,
none of the cross-platform suites (like OpenCBM) support copying protected

You may find that they can do an end-run around certain techniques, but in
general, it's just not supported. If your games aren't already 'cracked',
then that's another issue in and of itself.

On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 7:53 PM, drlegendre . <drlegendre at> wrote:

> I do a fair amount of cross-C64 work, but all of it's on Linux.. here's
> what I can tell you, much of which applies to MS/Win as well.
> First you need a method of reading the original C-64 floppy into a .D64
> (or other supported) image. This requires +four+ basic things - a PC, a
> 1541 (or compatible) drive, a supporting software suite and one of the
> various X-1541 cables. These days, with modern multi-tasking OSes, I'd
> suggest using nothing but the XM-1541 cable design. These may be purchased,
> or, with a little time & effort, built up by the DIY-er.
> The XM-1541 cable connects the CBM 1541 drive to the parallel port on the
> PC. The software suite (I highly suggest OpenCBM!) acts as a userland
> driver / utility suite, allowing you to read, write, format etc. original
> SS/SD disks on the 1541 drive. Once you have successfully read images of
> the disk(s), then it's up to you how you handle them..
> If you have one of the SD-based systems, simply copy over the image to the
> SD and you're good! I don't use SD card, just original 1541 & floppies, so
> wouldn't have much help for that end of the process. But I'm sure it's very
> well documented by the vendor of the SD-card drive hardware - right? =)
> On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 6:41 PM, Fred Cisin <cisin at> wrote:
>> On Mon, 22 Feb 2016, Mike wrote:
>>> Is there a way to copy a disk from a commodore floppy drive to a SD card
>>> if so please enplane how it is done
>> You need a machine that supports both formats.  Either add an SD card to
>> a Commodore, or do appropriate special cabling and software to read the
>> commodore disk on a PC.

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